2023 Michigan High School Mr. Football Award Contest!

Welcome to the 2023 Michigan High School Mr. Football Award delivered by Hungry Howie's!

The 2023 Michigan High School Mr. Football Award process:

To vote, you will need to provide your EMAIL ADDRESS. Select the candidate that you believe is having the best year in High School Football and cast your vote!! Your email address will need to be VERIFIED. You will receive an email (please check spam or junk folder). Once you click on the verification link, you will be added to the contest system permanently. If you want to vote more than once, please refresh your browser. Enter in your EMAIL ADDRESS again to cast another vote! Voting is limited to 100 votes every 7 days.  THE ONLINE VOTE ACCOUNTS FOR 20% OF THE CRITERIA THAT WILL HELP DETERMINE THE 4 SEMI-FINALISTS!

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The criteria that will be used to select the Mr Football Award:

30% - Performance Throughout Season
20% - Level of Competition
20% - Online Vote
15% - Big Game Performance
10% - Team Success
5% - Highly Recruited Prospect.

Throughout the season, we will be updating player statistics and adding new candidates into the contest as their actual play and performance merits, with a goal of keeping the ten best players on the board. In mid-November we will close online voting and select our final four candidates. The final award selection and presentation will take place in December with all of our friends at Hungry Howies!

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Bryce Underwood (Belleville 6-3, 200, Jr. QB) -- The No. 1 prep field general prospect in the nation for the Class of '25, Underwood threw for 2,765 yards and 37 touchdowns and led Belleville to its second D1 state championship in a row last fall. Ranked a consensus 5-star recruit, he holds more than three dozen scholarship offers, highlighted by bids from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Georgia, Notre Dame, Washington, Wisconsin, Penn State, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas. He already goes down as a GOAT in the annals of the MHSAA and he still has two years left to play.

Week 1 -- 56-7 win over Livonia Stevenson

Stats: 247 yards, 3 TDs passing, 80 yards, 1 TD rushing

Drake Irwin (Rockford 6-3, 200 Sr. QB) -- The first-year starter is setting the Westside of the state on fire with his prolific antics in the pocket, as Irwin has his Rams off to a 4-0 start. Irwin has thrown for 1,043 yards and 12 touchdowns with a 70 percent completion percentage, while also scampering for a pair of scores on the ground to go with 250 yards rushing.

C.J. Carr (Saline 6-3, 200 Sr. QB) -- Committed to Notre Dame, Carr is the No. 1 recruit in the state's Class of 2024, according to 24/7 Sports. Last fall, he passed for 2,685 yards and 26 scores for an 8-3 club that fell to Belleville in the district finals. Carr is one of the most technically sound signal callers the state has seen in quite a while.


Week 2 - 41-25 win over Dexter

Stats: 298 yards passing, 3 TDs

Nick Marsh (River Rouge 6-3, 200 Sr. WR) -- Committed to Michigan State, Marsh is the best split end in the MHSAA for three years running, having broken out big time as a fab frosh on River Rouge's 2020 state finals squad. In 2022, he hauled in 60 grabs for 810 yards and 8 touchdowns. There's not a better deep threat in the Midwest than the MHSAA's very own "Megatron."


Week 2 -- 38-6 loss to Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Stats: 65 yards receiving

Isaiah "Zeke" Marshall (Southfield A&T 6-1, 200 Sr. QB) -- Committed to Kansas, Marshall pilots the most explosive offense in the state for the defending OAA White champion Warriors. Entering his fourth year as a starter, he's more than lived up the hype that accompanied him into the high school ranks. The consummate stat monger under center, Marshall recorded 2,600 yards and 27 touchdowns through the air and another 1,100 yards and 18 scores rushing the rock.

Week 2 -- 20-17 win over Clarkston

Stats: 201 yards, 1 TD passing, 53 yards, 1 TD rushing, 65 yards receiving

C.J. Sadler (Detroit Cass Tech 5-11, 180 Soph. RB/WR) -- Trending towards generational talent status, Sadler might have been Cass Tech's most dynamic playmaker as a freshman last season for a state-semifinal team and opened the eyes of college recruiters around the U.S. with his natural athletic prowess, instinct and versatility. Ohio State and Wisconsin offered him in the winter. Alabama tossed him an offer over the summer. Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, Florida and Tennesse have all made offers, too.

Week 2 -- 49-14 loss to St. Joseph (NJ)

Stats: 2 TDs (one passing, one rushing)

Ty Hudkins (Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 6-2, 180 WR/S) -- Hudkins is the best two-way player on the Westside of the state and possibly in all of the MHSAA. He's equally dangerous stretching the field as a sure-handed wide receiver on offense or quarterbacking the back end of a defense from his spot at free safety. Previously committed to Northwestern, Hudkins is back on the market and coming off a season where he made 11 touchdown catches and racked up 102 tackles.

Week 2 -- 26-6 win over Portage Central

Stats - 6 catches, 86 yards, pick 6 on defense

Jacob Oden (Harper Woods 6-1, 185 Sr. WR/S) -- Committed to Michigan, Oden is the most highly-touted safety recruit in the state, however can be just as dynamic on offense if given the touches. Expect to see glimpses of Charles Woodson in his 1997 campaign for the Heisman Trophy from Oden this season, as he'll be given a heavier workload on the offensive side of the football. Last year, he caught 30 balls for 556 yards and 6 touchdowns in addition to his 46 tackles on defense and seven pass deflections.

Week 2 -- 28-6 loss to Lake Orion

Stats - 45 yards receiving

Kalieb Osborne (Waterford Mott 6-5, 205 Sr. QB) -- Committed to Toledo, Osborne is the truth at the quarterback position any way you slice it and might have the highest upside of any recruit in the Mitten right now. For the past two years, he's put up video-game numbers, stacking 7,000 combined yards from scrimmage and scoring a glitzy 79 touchdowns. As a junior, he threw for 2,790 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1,776 yards and 33 visits to the end zone.

Week 2 -- 40-21 win over South Lyon

Stats: 11-for-15 passing for 145 yards and 2 TDs, 235 yards and 4 TDs rushing

Des Stephens (Clarkston 6-3, 200 Sr. WR/CB) -- Committed to Boston College, the electrifying Stephens impacts the game pretty much every play on both sides of the ball and on special teams. His game-winning touchdown grab in the closing seconds against Rochester Hills Adams in the regionals sent the Wolves to a crazy 36-33 victory and punched a ticket to the D1 final four. He scored 10 touchdowns and netted 65 tackles and 5 interceptions on defense in 2022.

Week 2 -- 20-17 loss to Southfield A&T

Stats: 1 rushing TD, 1 interception to become his program's all-time career picks leader (10)